Definition of redo in English:



  • 1 Do (something) again or differently.

    ‘a whole day's work has to be redone’
    • ‘It will take even longer to redo the database, he said.’
    • ‘In the past, it had just been a matter of redoing the title cards in another language.’
    • ‘The cost of redoing the whole thing in one go would be close to $2.5 billion, a sum the city says is beyond its resources.’
    • ‘We are in the process of redoing our plan and the final touches are being suggested at the moment.’
    • ‘What if I don't bother to paint them but just extract them from a DVD and fool around cropping and redoing the image in the computer?’
    • ‘So I shall have to take time off work to study the plans, and spend time yet again redoing my objection.’
    • ‘Then I will determine how much redoing it would cost.’
    • ‘The underfloor heating pipes and electric cables have been put in together and need to be separated, which will involve redoing the wiring.’
    • ‘The commission is redoing their website now, but these things take time.’
    • ‘It's been destroyed and redone a couple of times since then.’
    • ‘I did have blonde streaks but I don't have time to keep redoing them.’
    • ‘Once we have stopped people walking through the flower beds we might be able to redo the landscaping.’
    • ‘I'm too tired to be doing this (and I'll redo it tomorrow).’
    • ‘My mother was a teacher, so she basically had to redo her qualifications, and Dad did a lot of travelling, so it was hard on her.’
    • ‘Undoubtedly the band made the right move in redoing the album.’
    • ‘Instead of simply redoing that song, they twisted and turned it inside out, revealing new textures and motifs to play in and around.’
    • ‘However, all our efforts in redoing it have proved unsuccessful so far.’
    • ‘I want to get the entire site to the point where I don't feel compelled to redo it ever again, and where what I'd done is not completely embarrassing.’
    • ‘‘It was great to get to redo it all over again,’ he said.’
    • ‘They may have changed - a lot were redone in the Victorian era.’
    improve, make better, better, ameliorate, refine, mend, rectify, correct, rehabilitate
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    1. 1.1Redecorate (a room or building)
      ‘the house is being redone exactly to suit his taste’
      • ‘It was certainly a long trip, but we could spend one weekend redoing her room, and one doing mine.’
      • ‘First we're doing the sound, next is the lighting, at the same time we're gonna be redoing the room, the aesthetics surrounding the dancefloor.’
      • ‘Elsa frowned at the thought, not really sure why they had Nora's room redone when it was already beautiful in its own way.’
      • ‘Heather hadn't objected when Martha had begun redoing her room.’
      • ‘University president David Skorton and other school officials condemned the threats but said they have no immediate plans to redo the locker room.’
      • ‘‘We ended up going to grab something to eat and I bought stuff to redo my room and he walked me home,’ I shrugged.’
      • ‘Thus, every room of the house was redone except for the kitchen.’
      • ‘The underground room had been redone years ago, to be a fun family room.’
      • ‘The hotels are old Navy barracks that have been comfortably redone.’
      • ‘We could see that everything would have to be redone - stripped to the bare bones.’
      • ‘Rooms all have balconies and have been redone with plenty of wood trim and stylish bathrooms.’
      • ‘At least Mom had redone the room since last she was here.’
      • ‘When our living room was being redone back in the Spring we purchased an amazing bench.’
      • ‘I knew soon enough Lizzie would demand her own room outside of the nursery and I had convinced Adam to redo one of the rooms on the third floor for her thirteenth birthday in a few years.’
      • ‘‘But then we realized that it would take a few years and a lot of money to redo an older house,’ Julia says.’
      • ‘They still hadn't managed to redo their rooms, partially because of the lack of free time, partially because they had been too preoccupied with the fights.’
      • ‘We redid the downstairs powder room and aside from the fact that it's still missing a corner shelf and a window treatment I think it's pretty much done.’
      • ‘It's kept up in an old barn that was redone so as to come across as a school.’
      • ‘Did you redo your room since the last time we were here, Lani?’
      • ‘Her mother had, just as expected, completely redone her 2-floor home, including rearranging all the furniture.’
      renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, overhaul, make over
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  • A redecoration of a room or building.

    ‘a total redo of the second floor shopping concourse’
    • ‘In all, the 11-month-long redo cost about $125 per square foot.’
    • ‘A modest redo involving new paint, cabinet hardware and floor covering paid back 87 percent of the investment.’
    • ‘The company is also advocating a redo of the train station itself.’
    • ‘After duty as a stable and carriage house, the barn was converted to living quarters sometime in the 1950s - a slipshod redo Lee cagily avoids commenting upon.’